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Health Sciences Biology Faculty

Company:
Lamar Community College
Job Location:
Lamar, 81052
Category:
Biology
Type:
Full-Time

Expand your career opportunities at Lamar Community College by working alongside diverse colleagues who value integrity, professionalism, and each other while inspiring academic excellence. If you desire to make a difference and enrich the lives of others through learning, LCC is a place for you. We will support your personal and career goals and help you succeed as part of our team! Lamar Community College has an exciting opportunity for you to be our next Biology Faculty Instructor. We are looking for a dynamic, passionate, dedicated individual who will lead and implement LCC’s strategic plan.

POSITION SUMMARY: We are seeking an energetic, highly organized, dynamic professional to join our team. Our institution provides the highest quality education and service excellence in an environment of care, support, mutual respect, and integrity. This is a full-time, Health Sciences Biology Faculty Position (166 day contract). This position requires providing instructional and department leadership, planning, coordination, and instruction of all components of the health sciences biology course offerings at Lamar Community College

 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Position will teach health science biology including: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, and Human Disease, 
  • Assist in program development and other division tasks
  • Participate in the development and revision of curriculum and program/course evaluation and assessment, including student learning outcomes
  • Perform related duties in the Biology discipline as assigned; participate in professional development activities;
  • Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter area
  • Use effective teaching/learning strategies
  • Work cooperatively with other department members and the Dean of Academic Services to develop and maintain quality instruction
  • Assignment may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, and off-campus classes
  • The Faculty member is to maintain regular office hours
  • Assist and advise students
  • Participate in division activities including regular faculty meetings of the department and the division
  • Serve on appropriate college committees, including Faculty Senate Committees
  • Assist with new student orientation sessions; participate in professional, campus, and community activities
  • Assist with Regional Science Fair; and perform other duties as assigned. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of a Masters degree plus 18 graduate credit hours in any Biology or Life Science field.
  • Sufficient preparation to teach college-level courses and at least one year of teaching experience in Biology or related Life Science, preferably at the college level.
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of diverse teaching methods for engaging students in active learning and assessing student learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse cultural, ethnic, economic, educational, gender, and/or disability backgrounds.
  • Willingness to teach a wide range of subjects, work flexible hours, and travel for service-related obligations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master or Doctorate degree in Biology, a Life Science field, or Medicine preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in areas of human biology, survey of biology, and general biology.
  • Background in genetics, micro/molecular lab experience microscopy/histology and complex physiological systems.
  • Knowledge of students served at community colleges including an ability to assist and guide students having a great range of skills, motivations, and academic or vocational goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in developing academic programs that focus on student learning and promote student persistence and retention.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, execute, and follow up on projects, including the ability to set specific objectives and measure achieved results.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish community relationships and develop academic offerings of public interest.

Salary Range: $40,000,00 - $42,000.00 The specific salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

LCC offers comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Tuition Reimbursement benefit plans. Generous annual leave, sick and holiday benefits are also included.

Deadline to Submit Application Material: Preferred start date is May 1, 2023. This position will remain posted until the position is filled. 

Application Process: All applications must be submitted online. Please note that ALL items must be received for your application to be considered. Complete applications will include: a cover letter, current resume, three professional references (including at least one recent supervisor and one recent co-worker), and transcript copies. Official transcripts showing the highest degree achieved should be submitted to Tara.Silvey@lamarcc.edu upon offer of employment.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at 719-336-1572 or  Tara.Silvey@lamarcc.edu.

By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with Lamar Community College; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

Notice to all Applicants:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
  • LCC participates in E-Verify.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
  • LCC is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

About LCC: We enrich lives through learning. Located on the golden plains of southeastern Colorado, Lamar Community College, a federally-designated Hispanic-Serving institution, is focused on the educational needs of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne Counties. Yet its unique programs, NJCAA/NIRA athletics, small class sizes, dedicated staff, innovative spirit, and idyllic setting also make it a destination college for students of all ages from across Colorado, the nation, and the world. LCC is one of thirteen colleges in the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).

LCC Vision: “Lamar Community College provides the highest quality education and service excellence in an environment of care, support, mutual respect, and integrity.”

LCC Core Values: Respect, integrity, open communication, and valuing people.

The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the LCC website at the Campus Safety Page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Lamar Community College, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.

ADAAA Accommodations: Lamar Community College is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship.

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Tara Silvey at 719-336-1572 orTara.Silvey@lamarcc.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

 Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 719-336-1572 or Tara.Silvey@lamarcc.edu.

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